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scoobstar 06-27-2013 04:56 PM

Interior Barn Door Timber?
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I would like to make some bi-parting barn doors to divide these rooms. This is an example of the type of barn doors I want, but in a whitewash. I have looked at pine which would be cheap and easy to finish but Im not sure if pine will be heavy / sound proofing enough. The rooms are quite loud with TVs in both of them so although it doesnt have to be sound proofed, I would like to quieten the noise. I was considering getting second hand recycled timber but if something goes wrong it would be hard to find more to match. A seconds place suggested oregon timber. Would pine be sufficient or should I lookat hardwood?

nealtw 06-27-2013 05:51 PM

Welcome to the site.These doors will never close tight as the stand away from the wall. You will get some deflection of the noise but I don't think the material used will make much difference.

scoobstar 06-28-2013 03:03 PM

Thank you, that is the single handed most useful tip I've been given. I wasn't getting much useful information from another site.

nealtw 07-02-2013 01:14 AM

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Old garage doors that hindged sideways and folded to open may be findable and cleaned up

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